Lithium batteries are still the best choice for small devices, but they have their limitations. Batteries degrade from the moment we first use them.
The U.S. Department of Energy created a stir a few years ago. Because their sponsorship in lead-free zinc anode battery technology had spun off into a commercial version
All batteries work the same way, despite the various types appearing totally different to the eye.
Most smartphone owners would jump at longer lasting batteries that charge faster too. Having phones die on us in the middle of conversations is hardly conducive
Lithium-ion batteries are so common nowadays we sometimes wonder whether hardware stores sell batteries with free power tools.
Battery intercalation is a complex topic. However we dedicated this website to explaining battery basics. Thus we are going to keep this conversation at a high level.
When we browse for batteries on the internet and in shops, we hope to balance longer life against affordable cost. Portable consumer goods added a third dimension because the pressure is always to go smaller. Sometimes this puts unreasonable pressure on lithium battery technology, as witness the Samsung Galaxy 7 recall.
If you think of an ‘elect-rode’ as being an electric rod, you are close to the truth. Another clue comes from the origin of the name. ‘Rhode’ means ‘a pathway’ in Greek. Hence electrodes are conductors through which electricity enters or leaves a substance or an object.
From a previous post, we learned about the electrolyte in a battery and how important it is in creating current which powers our machines/systems/applications. Now we are ready to test our battery to ensure its optimum performance. Testing A Battery (Something interesting…) There are many ways to test a battery but the most common and […]
Researchers at the University of California, Riverside Bourns College of Engineering have created a lithium ion battery that outperforms the current industry standard by three times, with the addition of common sand. “This is the holy grail — a low cost, non-toxic, environmentally friendly way to produce high performance lithium ion battery anodes,” […]